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Tips for following the Rotary/Mattamy Greenway

Follow these helpful hints to successfully follow the pathway on this intricate urban transportation system.


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Instructions to display the Rotary/Mattamy Greenway map

To see the Rotary/Mattamy Greenway, simply zoom out and follow the green line around the city!
For more information on the APP and to download, please click here.

There is also a desktop version of the map for your convenience! To download, please click here.
and follow the green line.

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Download a Full map of the Rotary/Mattamy Greenway!

To download a map of the Rotary/Mattamy Greenway, simply click here!

AMENITIES ALONG THE ROTARY/MATTAMY GREENWAY

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CITY SCAPE INTERPRETIVE WETLAND / MUSIC PARK & PLAYGROUND

Cityscape Music Park (Music Playground) was installed by Mattamy Homes near the wetland and the seating node. Educational signage make the visit interactive and generate a learning opportunity for everyone!

TARADALE DOG PARK

This fully fenced dog park with parking lot is located on the east end of 64th Ave NE. It provides amenities such as weave poles, benches and granular paths creating the perfect time out setting to goof around.

 
 
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TRANSCANADA OUTDOOR FITNESS PARK
AND MAHOGANY WETLANDS

An adult fitness equipment with large boulders and a ropes climbing course, surrounded by paths and viewpoints over the wetlands.

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TOURMALINE OUTDOOR FITNESS PARK IN POINT MCKAY

This park contains 9 pieces of Norwell Outdoor Fitness Equipment that were designed for a full body workout. It also has a bike ‘fix-it” station that contains multiple tools to allow the user to fix their bike on site, it even includes a bike air pump!

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BAKER PARK

This scenic manicured park developed by the City of Calgary overlooks the Bow River and Bowness Park on the opposite bank. It’s also home of an 18 hole disc golf course.

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CN RAIL PLAYPARK

Beside the community of Applewood, this nature inspired playground has many boulders for climbing. A playpark to fully develop creativity and have fun.

 
 
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ROTARY NATURE PARK

Granular pathways around engineered wetlands and the Bow River used for walking and observing local birds. Perfect for a natural escape.

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DAVID RICHARDSON MEMORIAL DISC GOLF PARK

The park is an 18 hole, tournament level course free-of-charge to all Calgarians. The 27-acre site is marked by rolling topography with numerous elevation changes, and includes spectacular views of the city and Rocky Mountains.

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CARRINGTON GREENWAY PARK & PLAY

This high-quality public open space combines active and passive uses for the surrounding communities.


THE ROTARY/MATTAMY GREENWAY STORY

In 2009, the Rotary/Mattamy Greenway was a dream. The idea was to build a pathway that encircled the Calgary, the only one of its kind anywhere. Along the way, there would be over a dozen parks and amenities to visit and enjoy. The $50M project was massive and unprecedented in scale, both for Calgary and for the Parks Foundation. Imagine a wheel – the Rotary/Mattamy Greenway, connecting to spokes – Calgary’s many existing pathways. Together, they form one of the the largest pathway network in the world, over 1000km of trails. Starting with pathway construction in Calgary’s northeast in early 2010, the Rotary/Mattamy Greenway progressed with support from key partners, including all levels of government, real estate developers, energy companies and individual Calgarians. 

The initial idea for a perimeter greenway path arose in 2006 as part of the City of Calgary’s Plan It process. The idea took hold at Parks Foundation Calgary and was advanced under the leadership of Norm Harburn (until 2008) and then with Myrna Dube-Thompson (until her retirement in 2016). In 2013, 13 Rotary clubs and Mattamy came forward with $5 million dollars each, pushing the project forward. Final funding to complete the pathway came in 2017, with contributions from the Calgary Foundation and City of Calgary.

After nearly ten years since inception, the dream of leaving a legacy to our city and a unique outdoor free recreational attraction of connected urban pathways for everyone to enjoy is becoming a reality. The Rotary/Mattamy Greenway project is unique in that it makes use of the Transportation Utility Corridor (TUC), by safely incorporating public pathways and park amenities on underutilized and often vacant green spaces. Bordering Tsuu T’ina Nation lands on the west side, and continuing its journey through several areas of significance for the Blackfoot and other First Nation communities, it travels through over 55 Calgary neighborhoods, and reflects the diversity of the city’s population. Portions of the Rotary/Mattamy Greenway use existing pathways through established neighborhoods, while other sections traverse communities that were once separate towns or hamlets, including Midnapore, Shepard and Bowness, places that have their own unique identities. Large sections of the Rotary/Mattamy Greenway are adjacent to the city’s newest neighborhoods, which are just beginning to establish a sense of place and community. As a year-round destination for cyclists, cross-country skiers, runners, walkers, nature lovers, and kids of all ages, the Rotary/Mattamy Greenway is home to over 12 specialized and incredible amenities.

At Parks Foundation Calgary, our dream is to continue enhancing the pathway, with more and more amenities, like pearls to a necklace. We’ll see you out there!